Meredith Dropkin

Grapevine Communications Announces Key Staff Promotions
Gabriele Vest and Lisa E. Dahlquist Appointed to Leadership Positions

Sarasota, Florida – December 4, 2013 – Grapevine Communications – the area’s leading full-service advertising, marketing and public relations agency – announces the promotion of two key staff members:

Gabriele Vest has been promoted to Vice President of Business Development. A graduate of the University of Tennessee, Vest began her career at Grapevine as an intern during the summers of 2005 and 2006, where she received training on every position, task and process within the company. Vest accepted a full-time position as Account Executive in 2007, and currently manages more than 30 clients for the agency. Vest also plays a significant part in continuing Grapevine’s longstanding tradition of community involvement for organizations throughout the Sarasota-Bradenton area. For her professional and community volunteer efforts, she was recognized as the winner of the “40 under 40” award by the Business Observer in 2012.

As Vice President of Business Development, Vest will expand her interaction with potential and existing clients, identify marketplace opportunities, and assume a greater role in cultivating new business. “Gabriele has worked tirelessly on every aspect of her career to infuse herself into the community and develop a diverse client base from a variety of industries,” said Grapevine Founder and President Angela Massaro-Fain. “She is truly passionate about her career and brings a high level of dedication to driving results and providing an exceptional customer experience as we continue our plan of organic business growth in Southwest Florida.”

Lisa E. Dahlquist has been promoted to Senior Client Relations Manager. A graduate of Florida Southern College, Dahlquist joined Grapevine Communications in March 2012 as a Client Relations Manager, where she facilitated project development, communication and process management for a select group of clients. Dahlquist is a member of the Florida Public Relations Association, and is active on event planning and fundraising committees for numerous local charities. “Lisa’s strategic marketing and creative talents were immediately obvious to us when she joined our team,” said Massaro-Fain. “Her demonstrated expertise in managing high-profile projects for several of Grapevine’s business-to-business and consumer-based clients has become an incredible asset to our team and the businesses we serve every day.”

Grapevine Communications provides full-service advertising, marketing and public relations services to clients nationwide. The firm is the most award-winning advertising agency in Sarasota, Florida, and the surrounding areas. For more information on Grapevine Communications, contact Shaunna Norris ( at 941-351-0024 or visit the website at